This Week in Nature

In early online publication, scientists at the Broad Institute have used chromatin-state maps to discover 1,600 large intergenic RNAs across four mouse cell types, about 95 percent of which showed strong evolutionary conservation. A functional genomics approach found that they play a range of functions, including for embryonic stem cell pluripotency and cell proliferation.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.